Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Brooklyn's Catholic churches celebrate Feast of Corpus Christi

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a short article on public Eucharistic processions including a picture of the procession at St. Finbars.  My grandfather used to work at St. Finbars as a handyman.

"At Saint Finbar Catholic Church, hundreds of parishioners followed their pastor, the Rev. Michael Louis Gelfant, through the streets of Bath Beach singing “Christ Be Beside Me,” “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” and other hymns.
The participants included dozens of children dressed in crisp white dresses and suits who had recently received their first Holy Communion.
Curious onlookers waved at the religious procession. Some took pictures with their cell phone cameras.
After the procession, the parishioners returned to the church at 138 Bay 20th St., where a benediction took place. Noting the hot and humid weather the participants marched in, Gelfant said, “We were sweating, but we were sweating for Jesus!”

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